Below are two pages from my current sketchbook, separated by about half a year or so. I blogged some time ago about how I enjoy two completely different kinds of linework: single-width and varied-width (corresponding utensils: pen and brush). Lately I've been doing a lot more with a varying width (especially in Flash), and I typically ink with pen nibs that allow for subtle variation. But there is still something I can't deny about doodling with a Uniball where every line on the page carries equal weight. There's something mesmerizing about it...and it feels more innate to what a line really is—for dividing up space into forms and shapes.
3 days ago